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Matlock Reassigned at CHS, Nash to Serve as Principal

The Putnam County School System has assigned Dr. Linda Nash as the new principal at Cookeville High School. A statement from PCSS indicates former principal Clif Matlock will remain at the school in an assistant principal role. The district thanked Matlock for his tenure as CHS principal but cited a lack of leadership experience for the change. Superintendent Jerry Boyd ... Read More »

Damaged Cable Causes Power Outage In Cookeville

A damaged underground cable has caused a power outage on Buck Mountain Road in Cookeville. Officials said the area affected is Briargate Subdivision East to Dry Valley Road. Electric crews are on site repairing the damaged cable at this time. Read More »

Center Hill Dam Projects to be Completed by End of 2019

The U.S. Corp of Engineers reports two projects at the Center Hill Dam will be completed by the end of the calendar year. Project Manager Linda Adcock says work on a nearby saddle dam should be completed by September. “We are in the final phase of the dam safety modifications. We are working at the saddle dam, which is an ... Read More »

Crabtree Named PCSO Chief Deputy

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office has named Lieutenant Bob Crabtree as their newest Chief Deputy. A press release from the Sheriff’s Office states Crabtree will oversee all personnel and act as the department’s executive administrator. Crabtree began his career in 1994 working as a corrections officer at the Putnam County Jail. He later became a Patrol Deputy in 1996 before ... Read More »

Cookeville Man Burglarizes Five Vehicles

Authorities arrested a Cookeville man after he allegedly stole property out of five different vehicles Monday. Officials charged 32-year-old James Hinson with five counts of burglary. Arrest warrants indicate that officers on patrol came across the vehicles at the Fall Creek Inn and Subway. During the investigation, officers located Hinson on foot in the area. Authorities determined that Hinson possessed property from ... Read More »

Cookeville Man Charged With Public Intox, Assault

A Cookeville man faces multiple charges following an incident of breaking into his ex-fiancée’s house on Saturday. Authorities arrested 33-year-old Johnathan Gentry for domestic assault, interference with an emergency call, and public intoxication. Arrest warrants indicate that Gentry broke into the Indian Hills residence through the basement door. Gentry went upstairs upon entry and shoved his ex-fiancée in the hallway. Gentry ... Read More »

800-Pound Hog Struck and Killed on I-40 Saturday

A hog being transported by a pickup truck and trailer was struck and killed on I-40 Saturday morning. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports the trailer door opened near mile marker 284 traveling eastbound, causing the male boar hog to fall out. The hog was then struck by the vehicle of 28-year-old Gregory Parker, of Cookeville, then again by 28-year-old Jill ... Read More »

Bus Garage Shooting Case Goes Before Grand Jury Monday

A Cumberland County grand jury will convene Monday to hear the case of a man who fatally shot two people at the Cumberland County Bus Garage. Nostrom last appeared in Cumberland County General Sessions Court in October. Authorities charged 74-year-old Warren Nostrom with two counts of First Degree Murder following the death of his 58-year-old ex-wife, Joy Nostrom, and 54-year-old ... Read More »

Algood to Decide on Sewer and Water Tap Increase

Algood City Council will hold a public hearing for the final reading of the sewer and water tap rate increase Tuesday. The increase comes after a review of the city’s utilities. Mayor Lisa Chapman-Fowler said Algood’s utilities currently operates at a deficit. “This is again what was explained as the expense that the city is actually going into almost the ... Read More »

Livingston to Hear Concerns on Junk Vehicle Code

The Livingston Board of Aldermen and Mayor will allow public comments about the Property Maintenance Codes on Abandoned Vehicles Monday. Mayor Curtis Hayes said he expects both opposition and support from the community. “Well, we just have the second hearing on the board on the property maintenance code. I think there have been a few changes to it,” Hayes said. “You know ... Read More »